Contaminated noodles are banned from sale by Anvisa

Consumer alert! The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) issued a statement asking people not to consume a certain brand of noodle. The reason for this is the suspicion that the product may contain adulterated propylene glycol. The toxic substance caused the death of more than 50 dogs who ingested snacks contaminated.

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The alert noodles are of the Keishi brand, owned by BBBR Indústria e Comércio de Macarrão. Batches of products unfit for consumption are those manufactured between July 25 and August 24. The company is known for its range of products for oriental cuisine, such as gyoza, udon and yakissoba.

For those who don’t know, propylene glycol is a widely used additive in animal and human food. The allegedly contaminated substance was supplied by the company Tecno Clean Industrial Ltda. It would contain ethylene glycol, a type of organic solvent considered extremely toxic. Among its side effects are kidney and liver failure, which can even lead to death.

Anvisa decides to suspend the sale of products

After detecting the presence of adulterated propylene glycol in the masses, Anvisa decided to ban the sale of the products on September 23. In response to the statement, Keishi said the allegedly compromised batches accounted for approximately 1% of the total products manufactured and sold during that period.

Furthermore, the inspection agency also guides consumers to avoid consuming the product. The recommendation is to contact the company to return the product. “If you don’t see the date of manufacture on the label, contact the company to confirm manufacture. If you are unsure of this information, do not consume the product,” Anvisa explained.

Business page is down

At the moment, Keishi’s official website is down, showing only an informative note about the race. The company stresses that the case is still considered suspicious, with no evidence of damage or reports of contamination from the product to the health of consumers.

“It should be noted that the company does not use the ethylene glycol product in its recipe. Exceptionally, the use may have occurred due to the failure of third parties, a fact which is under investigation,” the company explained.

“In any case, also as a precaution, to minimize the risk of third-party errors, KEISHI is strengthening its inspections to continue manufacturing products of the highest quality and reliability,” he added.

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